Published on May 26, 2016 and last reviewed on Aug 08, 2019 - 1 min read
Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of joint pain in older adults. This article helps you understand its symptoms and treatment options.
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease in which there is decreased production of hyaline cartilage, protective cushion in the knee joint and also decreased production of lubricant called synovial fluid. As the cushion tissue between the bones the upper and the lower legs touch each other, it results in increased friction as they touch each other directly. This starts damaging the surface and slowly erodes the bony tissue.
The most common symptoms are,
Osteoarthritis is best assessed by taking an x-ray of the affected joint.
If problem still persists then consult a specialist.
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